Rare Disease Day - 28th February 2015

20th Anniversary Celebrations!

Join in and help us to celebrate this momentous occasion.

2017 is going to be a huge year for Caring Matters Now……..We will be celebrating our 20th anniversary.

Oh how things have come on in 20 years! At the age of 16 years old Jodi and her family were asked to provide support to other families affected by Congenital Melanocytic Naevi.  This request from Dr Atherton at Great Ormond Street Hospital prompted the first support day to take place in Liverpool all those years ago!

Fast-forward the clock 20 years on and today Caring Matters Now supports over 450 families worldwide affected by CMN, have a team of 12 volunteer regional support contacts, a board of trustees and two employed members of staff. We host 12 support events across the UK each year, and have raised a phenomenal amount of funds of which £230,000 has been given to CMN research.

With the money provided we have increased our support, raised awareness of Congenital Melanocytic Naevi and the profile of Caring Matters Now across the UK, and through funding the CMN research we have found the cause of CMN!

To celebrate the past 20 years of Caring Matters Now we are organizing some memorable events throughout 2017.

The first of these events will be a 20th Anniversary Celebratory Ball on Saturday 3rd June 2017 at the Hilton Hotel in Liverpool….the birth place of Caring Matters Now!  We would like as many of our members and supporters as possible to join us for a night of celebration!  Tickets on sale NOW! Find out more here.

So, invite all your friends and family, the more the merrier!

If you fancy celebrating in a more extreme style, then join one of our 20th Anniversary Fundraising Challenges:

CMN Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge

Fancy climbing three peaks in Yorkshire along with Val Unsworth, fellow founder of Caring Matters Now and our current Chair of Trustees! Find out more here.

CMN 7 Challenges on 7 Continents Winery Marathon

We are excited to announce that our next major challenge on continent number four is taking place in AUSTRALASIA.
We are teaming up with Nevus Support Australia to form a CMN team to take on the Winery Marathon in Sydney Australia on Sunday 16th July 2017.  This is our 4th challenge in reaching our aim to complete 7 challenges on 7 continents.

CMN Team Skydive

20th Anniversary CMN Skydive Team!  After a successful CMN skydive in 2014, which raised a staggering £14,000, we have teamed up with Click and Jump again to offer you a tandem skydive day at BPS Langar Airfield, near Nottingham on 2nd September 2017. So, why not join in the fun and do something amazing to celebrate our charity’s 20th anniversary. Find out more here.

However, if all this sounds too energetic then there are other ways to support our 20th anniversary celebrations! Why not join our 20/20 campaign  Simply make a monthly donation of £20 to represent our 20 year anniversary in 2017.
Monthly donations by direct debit give us a predictable income so we can commit to doing more as a charity. If you are a current UK tax payer, we are able to claim gift aid on your monthly donation, which is an extra 25%. Find out more here.

Or just text donate to support our 20th Anniversary Celebrations. Text BDAY97 £10 to 70070

Let’s all join in the celebrations and make 2017 our best year yet!

2 Responses to "20th Anniversary Celebrations!"

  • Becki says:

    Brilliant video, as a parent I am so lucky to be supported by such a committed charity. I feel overwhelmed by what you have done and continue to do. I am inspired to do our bit to raise funds and awareness in Devon.

    A huge thank you xx

    • Hi, Thank you so much for your encouraging message, these means a lot to myself, Jodi and the CMN Trustees. We are so pleased you like the video and are inspired to support the work we do.
      Thank you
      Lucy

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